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Senior Lecturer, Massey University

Dr Sharon McLennan is a senior lecturer in the School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University and teaches global citizenship in the Massey BA core courses. She has teaching and research interests in critical and decolonial approaches to international development and global citizenship, and has ongoing research interests in global health and health system resilience. In 2018 Sharon was awarded a NZ Royal Society Marsden Fast Start award for research on South-South development cooperation and the role of Cuban health assistance in health and development in the Pacific. She also undertaken research on international volunteering and voluntourism. Sharon has a background in health as a registered nurse and volunteer and has worked in the Pacific, Asia, and Central America.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in International Development, Massey University


  • 2012 
    Massey University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Massey University, MPhil
  • 1995 
    Wellington Polytechnic, BNurs

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Marsden Fast Start
    Primary Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Royal Society of New Zealand